Special Issue "Early-Life Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders in Later Life"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 January 2022.
Interests: human milk; immune development; growth; allergy; immune tolerance
The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease concept recognises the importance of early nutrition for healthy metabolic programming. The amount, diversity and characteristics of the diet provided to the developing child are expected to imprint later metabolism by multiple pathways including macro- and micro-nutrients provision, appetite regulation, growth hormones supply, microbiota shaping, infection disease prevention and immune regulation. Currently, knowledge of the interplay between the diet and metabolism regulation has mostly been gathered from the adult. Future research needs to replace extrapolation from the adult with evidence gained in the newborn, as only this will allow the development of child-tailored approaches for metabolic disease prevention.
With this Special Issue, ‘Early-Life Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders in Later Life’, we would like to advance our knowledge on how early post-natal nutrition can predispose to metabolic disorders. We encourage the submission of original research and review articles that cover the gaps of knowledge on the importance of diet in pre-term and full-term newborns for long-term metabolism.
We expect this Special Issue will raise a major interest in view of the worrying worldwide double burden of malnutrition. We are looking forward to receiving your contributions and will be pleased to answer queries you might have regarding article submission.
Prof. Dr. Valerie Verhasselt
Dr. Lieke van den Elsen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Early nutrition
- Human milk
- Dietary supplements
- Metabolic syndrome
- Immune dysregulation
- Double burden of malnutrition